Thursday, December 22, 2011


This is my first time making a gift basket but I have to say, it was really fun putting one together.
This year, not only I wanted to give my brother and sister-in-law a gift for Christmas, I wanted it to be a gift that would bring them memories of our culture and traditions.

After weeks of trying to figure out what I could do, while shopping at Macy's, I run across a beautiful ceramic tapas set from a new collection of ceramics hand painted in Spain. I took that idea and I run with it!!! LOL
I bought a basket and set out to find everything I needed to make it special.

We have here a wonderful market full of gourmet food from all over the world and I was able to find many things from Spain to create a nice basket for them with the food we grew up with.
It is nothing fancy, but it is from the heart.

 I was able to find some Turron, which is one of the Christmas sweets that we grew up with.

Tapas ceramic set

Put some pretty red filler in the basket

Added a bottle of Spanish wine

Look at the little bull hanging from the wine bottle. I thought that was original.

Two wine glasses with some little bags of candy inside

Added a few more "goodies"

Olive oil and vinegar, also from Spain

I put two Christmas flowers on each side of the basket to make it more festive

Ready to wrap it up

After that, I just added a bow made of red and gold ribbon

All finished! What do you all think? I hope they like it!

Only two more days left for Christmas. Are you guys ready?
I pray for a happy and safe Holiday season for all of you.
Merry Christmas!

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  1. Your gift basket looks wonderful. What a great job. I'm sure they will love it.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. What a wonderful, and very thoughtful gift, and so beautifully presented. I am sure they will be thrilled with it.

  3. Hi,

    Very nice gift basket ideas. Great collection. Keep sharing

  4. ¡Hola Maria Elena! Su cesta es hermosa. ¡Espero que usted y su familia tiene una Feliz Navidad!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  5. That is a real beautiful basket. I would love to be the recipient of that one. Merry Christmas dear friend!

  6. Maria Elena, thanks for you sweet comment on my blog and thanks for following too. It will be fun to get to know you.

  7. What a beautiful gift basket! It's so full and festive!

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

  8. Maria Elena, Thanks for stopping by and becoming a new follower.
    Again, Merry Christmas

  9. Dear Sister: ¡Qué cosas hacéis las housewifes...! Deberías pensar en enfocar este hobby tuyo hacia algún uso profesional, o sea, begin to earn money as soon as possible, que es lo que al final importa en esta vida, mal que nos pese.
    Kisses from Spain.


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